Starehe MP Charles Njagua Kanyi has spoken up about the recent reconciliation with Babu Owino, saying they were inspired by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
The two first time MPs were at loggerheads after Babu Owino reportedly insulted President Uhuru Kenyatta, resulting in a physical fight between Jaguar and Owino last October.
According to Jaguar, they have always been friends and that he never really meant to beat up Babu.
“I knew Babu Owino way before I joined politics. We were good friends, and we’d never had a reason to fight before the October 2017 confrontation,” Jaguar said.
“If anything, I wasn’t going to beat Owino up, when I approached him on October 10, 2017 at Parliament Buildings. I just wanted to know why he had abused President Uhuru Kenyatta. And when I posed that question to him, he snapped and started shouting at me, saying there was nothing I could do to him. It is then that our confrontation turned physical,” he added.
“We have now made peace with each other and vowed to work together for the sake of our constituents and respective legacies.
“Starehe constituency is made up of 40 percent Nasa supporters and 60 percent Jubilee supporters, and the vice versa is true for Embakasi East. Babu and I realised what the youth in our respective constituencies care about is the availability of employment opportunities and a conducive environment for business – and not political sideshows,” said Jaguar.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga showed us that peace is a necessary ingredient for development and we want to go that way,” said Jaguar.